What to Bring to College

Coming to college for the first time is a big transition. Living on your own in a dorm room without anything (or anyone!) familiar to you can be intimidating. However, at Grace we desire to make your residence life experience enjoyable--and this starts with helping you decide what to bring to college. We have provided a list of room accessories and necessities for life in the residence halls.

What to Bring: Residence Hall Students

The school provides for each student a bed, dresser, desk, chair, and curtains or mini-blinds. The resident is responsible for any other room accessories he or she may wish to have.

This list is not exhaustive; it contains suggested items:

  • Alarm clock
  • Backpack/book bag
  • Bedding and sheets (twin, regular)
  • Bible
  • Calculator
  • Calendar/planner
  • Camera
  • Clothes hangers
  • Computer/laptop/netbook (optional—Grace has computers for use in every building on campus with printing abilities)
  • Crates for storage
  • Desk lamp
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hair dryer/curling iron
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Mattress pad
  • Phone (not provided)
  • Pillow
  • Stapler
  • Stereo
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • TV/DVD player, video game system
  • Umbrella
  • Wastebasket
  • White sticky tack

Please do not bring the following items:

  • Answering machine
  • Any appliance not marked U/L
  • Any appliance with an exposed heating element
  • Candles and/or incense
  • Candle warmers
  • Electric blankets
  • George Foreman grills
  • Halogen lights
  • Hot plates
  • Popcorn poppers that use oil
  • Space heaters
  • Sun lamps
  • Toasters and/or toaster ovens